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A 20-page document containing multiple teaching resources for a unit on writing 5-paragraph essays (expository and persuasive). It contains check...
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A printable/reproducible document containing a unit (lecture) on sentence fluency with lots of examples for students to emulate. It's appropriate...
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A printable/reproducible document containing a unit (lecture) on sentence structure with lots of examples and fun illustrations. It's an excelle...
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A printable/reproducible document containing 36 original poems and poetry prompts, one for each week of the school year. The poems are appropriat...
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A printable/reproducible document with information on constructing paragraphs. It's an excellent resource for middle school students, especially ...
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A printable/reproducible version of a writing resource on style. It contains a list of rhetorical devices with examples. You will find a color ve...
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A printable/reproducible document containing information on the elements of fiction, instructions on how to compose a personal or fictional narra...
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Colorful, fun collage of the elements of fiction. Your students will love the idea of a "plot house." You could have them draw, color, and label ...
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on writing poetry. You will find the power point (free) on the poetry page of my w...
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on word choice. You will find the power point (free) on the "Let's Start Cookin" p...
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A printable/reproducible document containing a five-step process for revising a narrative (supports the core standards). It's useful for any midd...
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A printable/reproducible version of a lesson on keeping a writer's notebook. You will find a free color version on the "Let's Start Cookin'" page...
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A printable/reproducible document containing student-friendly definitions and examples of the eight parts of speech. It includes suggestions for ...
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A researched list of elements of poetry with definitions and examples. (You will find more on poetry [including poetry models and prompts] on the...
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Six colorful digital posters on revising, perfect for your Language Arts class or your Writers' Workshop. You can print the posters and post them...
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on the writing process. You will find the power point (free) on the "Let's Start C...
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Thorough (but easy to use) rubric/scoring sheet for expository or persuasive essays. This checklist provides clear student feedback and simplifie...
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Colorful poster for the start of the school year. Use it as a discussion starter for your writers' workshop and as a reminder of why it's importa...
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on poetry. You will find the power point (free) on the poetry page of my website: ...
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A printable/reproducible version of a power point presentation on reading poetry. You will find the power point (free) on the poetry page of my w...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 25+ years of experience teaching Science and Language Arts to middle school and high school students in public and private schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I differentiate for multiple learning styles and second language learners. My lessons incorporate direct instruction and high-level whole-class or small-group discussions followed by creative, independent work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Denver Public Schools Mile High Teacher, 2008; Colorado Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001; Secondary Teacher of the Year,1995

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Science, Minor in Music, Courses in Education- University of Puerto Rico; MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults- Vermont College of Fine Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

- Fully bilingual (English Spanish). - Colorado Licensed Teacher with endorsements in Secondary Science and Language Arts. - Member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Denver Writing Project (DWP) - Website/blogs: www.writecook.com (middle school writing resources) www.thewritetown.wordpress.com (writing exercises) www.elsapla.wordpress.com (juvenile and young adult book reviews)